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Eric Washburn

Can Your Fitbit Be Used Against You in a Personal Injury Claim?

Fitness trackers, including devices made by Fitbit, Misfit, and Jawbone, have become more and more popular as a means for people to keep track of their physical activity each day. The wearable devices can track a person’s heart rate, the number […]

Eric Washburn

Drunk Driving Causes More than Half of All Fatal Teen Crashes

Study after study reveals that half of the teen drivers killed in traffic accidents are under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both. Statistics show that alcohol use increases the risk of a teen being in a car crash seven […]

Eric Washburn

Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Last weekend’s Thanksgiving celebration means the holiday season has officially arrived. That means millions of Americans will be taking to the roads to visit loved ones near and far. According to estimated statistics, approximately 47 million of us traveled 50 […]

Eric Washburn

Damages for Emotional Anguish in a Virginia Car Accident

Over the past few decades, the way the medical community and society looks at mental health challenges has evolved. Emotional and behavioral issues that were once ignored or dismissed are now recognized as valid medical health concerns that are addressed […]

Eric Washburn

Finding Yourself on Thin Ice in Virginia

As December quickly approaches, the news for Virginia is a colder than normal winter this year. To avoid falling victim to a weather-related car accident, it is important to take the time to review some safe winter driving practices. One […]

Eric Washburn

Does Your Job Affect Your Car Accident Risk?

Does the profession you have increase your risk of being in a car crash? It might, according to one study. The statistics of this study are considered so valid, that many insurance companies use them to determine how much a […]

Eric Washburn

Livery Drivers and Distracted Driving Dangers

Technology has made our lives “easier” with smartphones that provide us with the ability to send and check text messages, emails, access GPS, and countless other services and apps. This has also led to the tragic loss of many lives […]

Randy Appleton

Future Damages in a Personal Injury Case: Part I

When a person is injured in an accident or incident caused by the actions of another party, Virginia law says they can file a personal injury claim for financial compensation for those injuries. This compensation is often referred to as […]

Randy Appleton

Avoiding Backover Accidents

One type of pedestrian accident that often has tragic consequences yet could be almost entirely avoidable are backover accidents. These accidents usually occur in parking lots and driveways as a vehicle driver is driving in reverse and hits a person […]

Eric Washburn

How to Protect Yourself from Aggressive Drivers

Road rage and aggressive driving are two of the leading causes of car accidents. In fact, statistics show that almost 70 percent of all traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive drivers. One of the more alarming statistics is that within […]